IPL 2019

IPL 2019: Match 21 – RR Aim to Hold Back Red-Hot Andre Russell

IPL 2019: Match 21 - RR Aim to Hold Back Red-Hot Andre Russell


Fans are expecting another Russel power show as Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is scheduled tonight at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. The West Indian all-rounder has been unstoppable this seasons, especially when it comes to power hitting. He has already won a few matches for his side from almost impossible situations and his presence yet again makes the visitors absolute favorites.

Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, would aim to plan well against the strong batting unit of Kolkata Knight Riders, especially the big man Dre Russ. Having said that, RR is not short of match-winners either. Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, etc. are all world-class players capable of turning the match on its head.

Team News

England left-arm pacer, Harry Gurney might slot into the playing XI as KKR look to strengthen their bowling unit. He has a knack of bowling some brilliant yorkers and his death bowling prowess will boost KKR’s chances.

Rajasthan Royals need to start well if they are to challenge KKR. Ajinkya Rahane needs to step up his game and others like Sanju Samson and Steve Smith will have to play a huge role in putting up a decent fight with the bat.  The team is unlikely to change from the previous game but in franchise cricket, you never know.

Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals

  1. Jos Buttler (wk)
  2. Ajinkya Rahane (capt)
  3. Steven Smith
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. Rahul Tripathi
  6. Krishnappa Gowtham
  7. Jofra Archer
  8. Dhawal Kulkarni
  9. Shreyas Gopal
  10. Prashant Chopra
  11. Sudhesan Midhun


Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Sunil Narine
  2. Chris Lynn
  3. Robin Uthappa
  4. Nitish Rana
  5. Shubman Gill
  6. Dinesh Karthik (wk, capt)
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Piyush Chawla
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Harry Gurney
  11. Prasidh Krishna

Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss

Match Time: The match will start at 7:00 PM (India), 7:30 PM (Pakistan).

Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Weather Conditions: Weather is unlikely to play a role in RR vs KKR match tonight.

Toss: Kolkata won the toss and opted to bowl first.

What’s on Twitter?

RR would want to keep the wins coming.

KKR’s 5th match.

Everyone is ready for a royal clash.

Who will win the head-to-head race? Let us know in the comments.

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